Quarantine Gardening 2020 (amazon links included!)

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Oahu’s 2nd round of Stay at Home orders are in place and if I were you, I’d get to allll the DIY projects you’ve ever wanted to do while having the intense pleasure of your own company.

Continuing where I left off during the last lockdown, I am refocusing the wonderful gift that is energy and sharing that with you.

Living in Paradise has its perks. Not only are we able to plant the seeds to our dreams We are able to sustain and maintain a thriving edible garden! Tropical conditions alongside with your tender love and aloha, Is the very sheer force which is your attention and intention that will transfer over and literally grow the nourishments you don’t have to overpay for during this challenging time.

Join me in the movement that is #sustainableliving and grateful for everything we do have cuz that’s the real #mana

I am starting my edible garden again and creating mixed greens all ready to enjoy by the next full moon. This soon to be exclusive salad/smoothie bar will serve and sustain your immediate and future needs as this is a trim and enjoy kind of edible landscape.

I’ve included links for your gardening needs, all on amazon!

2 slot clear window planter

18 piece plastic plant liner 6/8/10″

Seed Starter Tray

Schultz “slow release vegetable fertilizer”

Miracle Grow seed starting potting mix

Aerogarden Indoor Hydroponic herb garden

Beginners Dozen Salad Starter Seeds

 

 

 

 

 

Rebranding, Refocusing, Realigning.

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Hello! 2020 has brought out allllll the moods and changes, I truly hope that we as a collective are staying healthy, productive and still striving to know better so we can all do better!

This is a picking up where I last left off post, many wonderful chapters have begun amidst the challenges and if I am being taught anything at all (trust there a long list) it is living allllll, I mean ALL of my wildest dreams.

I have recently crossed over to Real Estate and in true Taurus fashion, as the bulls that we are, I am all head and heart into this hustle. I have been managing short term rentals for several years now in addition to my freelance beauty styling career and somewhere in my late 30’s I have now full heartedly decided to open and entertain the realm of endless opportunities with investing, building, developing, designing.

Please follow and support my page on instagram and I will be updating you more platforms I’ll be revolving on.

Aloha and Mahalo as always for your support, AJ

Hawaii stay closed, still yet.

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I’m still getting used to the new normal and stepping back in this main Hawaiian city, a lot has changed in the few months I was gone!

The images you have seen online where Waikiki is completely shutdown is the real deal. A quick run around my block had the luxury row deserted or boarded up, with no signs of life or immediate return.

Not too long ago, we thrived and survived on this little island that could…and I am positively certain we can do so again.

I am changing gears and exploring this new and very uncertain landscape. Discovering what it means to be essential and cater to exactly what the next movements will be.

I’ve dealt with a few wildcards in my life and even despite the odds, living to play the game is still the prize.

Life was always the prize, AJ

 

 

 

Product & Development – almonds apothecary

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It’s no secret I am quite fond and currently propagating this wonderful plant ūüćĀ¬†and has been a staple in my medicine and beauty apothecary garden.

I am starting the initial phase of my product and development for Almonds Apothecary! It has truly quite been a few years in the making and I am still in shock that I’ll be rolling this out this presently!

I am curating a beauty and wellness line first launching in my airbnbs on the big island of Hawaii, catering to my local and international guests.

Sustainability has been a top priority when building this project and sourcing out post consumer materials and ethically sourced ingredients has been indeed a joyful journey. Will share more in the next posts!

Here I have invested in Doterra essentials oils, a must have and convenient reach for my most desired and used blends especially when I am traveling and on the go. I have teamed up with a gang of goddesses and have been creating these unique blends via inspiration and intuition. The first few products will be an indulgence for the senses, decadent and drama free intoxicating body washes, end of the day scrubs and take the time to just be and lather up lotions and mists.

Relaxing Mindful Rituals up ahead, AJ

Vital Proteins Partnership

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Yes, you read that right! I have partnered with Vital Proteins  a sustainably-sourced nutrition product company, promoting health, fitness and natural beauty. We do that by providing nourishing collagen and promoting our production of collagen Рan essential nutrient stripped from our diets by modern food-processing.

I stumbled upon my first product from the collagen based brand at my beauty studio in Waikiki, pressed for time and needing an immediate caffeine intake, I was quickly introduced by a colleague to this new brand we started carrying.

The Original Matcha Collagen flavor which is sourced from high-quality Japanese matcha green tea and grass-fed, pasture-raised bovine hide to ensure top quality and maximum nutritional benefit.

  • Bioavailable: Collagen is easily digested and absorbed by the body.
  • ¬†Rich in Antioxidants: Matcha contains 137 times the amount of antioxidants as other green teas.
  • ¬†Beneficial: Helps to improve hair, skin, nails and joints, ligaments, tendons.
  • ¬†Easy to Use: No complicated preparation required! Simply dissolve into an 8 oz. glass of cold or hot water.

The coffee alternative, loaded with caffeine and a seal of approval being vegan and clean? I was intrigued and more than a willing participant to the magic. *I also initially thought, with green tea as a featured ingredient, I feel healthier in this journey already.

My first attempt to just try the new elixir, mixed hot water, the taste comes up as a surprising milky and a slight hint of sweetness. I had previously envisioned to be a more bland or bitter combination but was really impressed. I am definitely adding a few more components to it like macadamia milk and dark chocolate powder because this is what the taste preferences command these days.

I invite you along this wealth in wellbeing journey with me. If you follow me on the gram, you know how dedicated I’ve been.

Now to sprinkle a little magic in between, AJ

 

my city pampering routine

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With more time that I could fathom, not only have I been taking care of the mental, spiritual, physical & hustle, I am making moooore time than ever to dive into the wonderful world of beauty.

In this post, I have featured my tried and true must have products when I am feeling a bit extra and wanting to be pampered!

Just a few simple items can definitely change the mood and vibe around even for those who are little bit harder to please or impress (me ūüėĚ)

This pleasure filled pampering affair starts with Dr Dennis Gross alpha beta peel pads/ also tanning face sheets, this extremely effective duo not only exfoliates my skin (really important process and maintenance) it also tans my face to match my body! As you know, we keep very meticulous care about our face so upon finding this gem, I was hooked! See what happens when you tan, THEN EXFOLIATE with the products you have, it actually lessens the time of your fabulous tan…and if you don’t exfoliate at all…well, we won’t go down that road okay?

This process for the face takes no longer than any application of my skin care routine combined. The perfect sized towelettes can be used as a whole (or give into my hack of cutting it in half and save the other for the next week)

Next tanners for the body. I have tried multiple products from the St. Tropez line as well as Isle of Paradise, having used both and also seen my colleagues with it, the isle of paradise collection has a range of  light, medium, dark, which are perfect for skin tones lighter than I as it is a gradual hint and change! I on the other hand, have that medium tan/olive skin that I like to toast up a little bit more, so I went with the master of all insta tanning.

So face done, body done, now hair! I have abstained from colored hair for a little over 10 years so after going light, I wanted to experiment with color and lo and behold! Semi permanent hair dyes with deep conditioning features?! Say WHAT!

Moroccan Oil, color depositing mask has changed the game folks. This do it yourself magic in a pouch or tube allows the consumer to not only apply the color like you would conditioner, it has the most famous ingredient to help nourish, hydrate and strengthen your locks Goldi! The color I chose was hibiscus, loving this intense fuchsia shade that fades into ALLLLL THE HUES OF PINK, leading to its rose gold pink, blush pink situation that I am absolutely fond of.

DIY-ing has been making me feel empowered, informed, creative and definitely saving money utilizing my own talent and skills to perform such goddess glam. I hope you are all taking the time to be well, as well.

Self care, rituals and bad bitches, AJ

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Hello readers!

I have an exciting announcement especially for those are wanting a more in depth visual inspiration and personal communication with me.

I have now opened up another platform so you and I can connect in the most unique and unfiltered of ways.

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Fans Only-coming soon

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A unique opportunity has presented itself to me and I am excited to announce that I will be launching a fans only account that I will be sharing with you all very soon!

What better way to be involved in the mindful evolution of you and I at this time.

I have been constantly asked and had my time and energy consumed that the next step and phase of my work and platform will be elevated to this.

I am tickled and thrilled at the idea of you and I will be sharing a much more intimate and profound connection that will provide the ultimate personal luxury, growth.

Looking forward to sharing this space with you, AJ

 

Goddess Medicine & Chill

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Week into whatever quarantine month it is, I have been keeping my end of the bargain in tact. Be grateful to start the day then go out there and be great!

Keeping my personal development at top priority, in all ways starting with the physical and it has translated many times over in all the other realms. By no means have I peaked or the end of this journey, but simply celebrating what is and living in the present.

I have much to do but I’m going to take a few hours to legit, quarantine and chill.

I apologize in many weeks and now months in advance if I haven’t returned any correspondences, I have simply been minding my own business and taking some time for me.

The Wild Archetype, AJ

Be your own coach

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During this quarantine I have devoted some deep thinking and dove right into my habits and have been constantly rewiring my inner being to arrive at a prime level. Since the shut down, I have been developing and fine tuning my focus and getting to know an activator role as a signature strength.

I googled a quick “how to tap in mentally and flip the switch.”

Here are six ways to maximize your strengths:
  1. realize your natural (known) strengths. …
  2. identify your hidden strengths. …
  3. strengthen your strengths. …
  4. manage your weaknesses and limit your learned behaviors. …
  5. daily reflection. …
  6. beware of overdone strengths.

These may seem like just words on a page however I encourage you to seek and get to know your own signature strengths! There are unlimited sources out there in the inter webs and the two websites I decided to partake in are Clifton Strengths  via the recommendation of a wellness conference I attended last year and Via Institute per the recommendation of my Yale professor.

Anyways, I have been actively pursing a more wholesome and active lifestyle. I’ve kept some vices but I have been stricter about my cheat day and choices. Having limited access to what my norm is totally fine. It’s part of the reboot and restarting process.

The lack of what has been consuming my time, maybe not even of the healthiest of ways has been replaced with the awareness that when one knows better, one does better.

Happy one month of commitment to me, AJ